Nigerian Scientist, Prof. Umezuruike Opara Wins The 2016 African Union Kwame Nkrumah prize For Earth Science


Nigerian scientist, Professor Umezuruike Opara, emerged the winner of the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Scientific Award in the field of Earth Science.

Umezuruike Opara, who is a professor at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa, beat other contestants to the $100,000 cash prize at the opening of the 26th Sessions of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

South African Professor Tenello  Nyokong also got the $100,000 award in the field  of Basic Science Technology and Innovation

The Kwameh Nkrumah Continental Scientific Awards is given at three levels: national, regional and continental to honour African men and women in science who distinguished themselves by their contributions to Africa’s development through their work in the field of research and training.

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